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Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook

 
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Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook
A HAMPSHIRE man has been jailed for three years after being found guilty of inciting violence during the height of last summer’s riots.

Mitchell Stancombe stood motionless in the dock at Southampton Crown Court as the jury foreman delivered the unanimous guilty verdict after two hours of deliberations.

They had heard how Stancombe had posted a number of comments on the social networking site Facebook that included “When are we going to start the riots in Southampton then?” in August last year.

The 21-year-old mechanic of Kingsley Gardens, Totton, denied the charge claiming he had meant the comments as a joke and that they had been “blown out of all proportion”.


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Re: Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook
So did riots start there as a direct result of his fB post. Surely thats what one would have to prove .
Sounds like a stupid joke to me . Unless the charater of the person is hardcore trouble
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Re: Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook
Jebus, it's not like he raped a child, they just get a slap on the wrist, so somebody who did 'nothing' basically gets 3 years. He's gonna hafta appeal, this is absurd.
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Re: Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook
just read the article. Sounds like the lad is a stupid jerk . Proberly deserves 6 months , not more
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Re: Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook
No there were certainly no riots in Southampton. Three years is draconian, especially when contrasted with the sentences handed out for more serious offences.
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Re: Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook
just read the article. Sounds like the lad is a stupid jerk . Proberly deserves 6 months , not more
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6 months for writing words?


what about bible printers?
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Re: Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook
just read the article. Sounds like the lad is a stupid jerk . Proberly deserves 6 months , not more
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well, i disagree to a certain extent. for any crime there needs to be the act itself and the intention to commit it.

i am not quite sure that he actually intended to start a riot. quite how the jury came to that conclusion, not having attended the trial, is beyond me.
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06/21/2012 08:06 AM
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Re: Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook
Was he involved in planning the riots? Did he take part? Sounds to me like he was just being the big 'I am' and a bit of a moron.
You would get less time for mugging an old lady.
He doesn't seem to be that bright. So what do they do? Why throw him in the clink with a bunch of hardened criminals that's what. He'll probably come out a real one. Nice call. Not.
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Re: Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook
So we have a "free Mitchell Stamcombe" branch of GLP !!
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06/21/2012 08:14 AM
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Re: Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook
just read the article. Sounds like the lad is a stupid jerk . Proberly deserves 6 months , not more
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well, i disagree to a certain extent. for any crime there needs to be the act itself and the intention to commit it.

i am not quite sure that he actually intended to start a riot. quite how the jury came to that conclusion, not having attended the trial, is beyond me.
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Ofcourse you are all right . Even 6 months for being a jerk is not right . Obviously it should be 6 months community service for being a jerk .
How they could send a man to jail for that long for a FB post is insane . Time to get off FB
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06/21/2012 11:36 AM
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Re: Mitchell Stancombe jailed for posting about riots in Southampton on Facebook
I know the lad, he isnt that bad. it seems this has been blown all out of proportion. Most of his friends wrote back on the post calling him an idiot?

His FB account settings were set so only his friends could view his posts, surely if he was intending to go completely public he would have had it on view all?

Anyways a slap on the wrists and a warning probably enough, 3 years? in my eyes is pretty unfair.

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